Homecoming 2013

October 21 – 27, 2013


Parking for all events on Friday and Saturday during Homecoming 2013 is free in the Walker, Oakland and McIver parking decks and all surface lots

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Monday, October 21

  • 7 p.m. – Homecoming Kick-off & King and Queen Contest – Sponsored by Campus Activities and Programs (Auditorium, EUC)

Tuesday, October 22

7 p.m. – NPHC Stroll off – Sponsored by Campus Activities and Programs and NPHC (Cone Ballroom) Free Admission

Wednesday, October 23

  • 7 p.m. — Comedy Show featuring: Redbone, Ronnie Jordan and Ms. B Phlat- Sponsored by Campus Activities Board (Aycock Auditorium) Free Admission

Thursday, October 24

  • 6 p.m. — Alumni Awards Dinner – Woman’s College, Women of Distinction (Cone Ballroom, EUC)
  • 7 p.m. — Reza Illusionist (Aycock Auditorium) Free Admission
  • 8 p.m. — Rugby Alumni Billiards Tournament (Longshank’s Billiards)

Friday, October 25

  • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Various Exhibitions (Weatherspoon Art Museum) Free Admission ♦♦
  • 1:30 p.m. — 20th Annual Bryan School Golf Tournament (Bryan Park) ♦♦
  • 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. — Family Weekend – Check-in (Commons, EUC) ♦♦
  • 6-9 p.m. — Rugby Alumni 36th Annual Past vs. Present Match (Campus Rec Field) Free Admission
  • 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. — Chemistry & Biochemistry Reunion: Mardi Gras! (Mountain Dew Lobby – 4th Floor, Sullivan Science Building) ♦♦
  • 6:30-9:30 p.m. — Political Science Networking Reception (3rd Floor lobby, Curry Building)
  • 6 p.m. — Women’s Volleyball vs. Wofford (Fleming Gym) Free Admission
  • 6 p.m. — Women’s Soccer vs. Samford – 25th Anniversary Celebration at halftime (Soccer Stadium) Free Admission
  • 7 – 10 p.m. — 3rd Annual Masquerade Party – Tickets are $5 at the door for non Weatherspoon Art Museum members (Weatherspoon Art Museum) ♦♦
  • 7 p.m. — Alumni reading with Kelly Cherry ’67 and Jennifer Habel, ’97 – Presented by the MFA Creative Writing Program (UNCG Faculty Center)
  • 8 p.m. — Neo-Black Society Jazz Reception (Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House) ♦♦
  • 8 p.m. — Hip Hop Weekend with MC Lyte – UNCG Student Hip-Hop Competition, Final Round – Part of the University Performing Arts Series (Aycock Auditorium) ♦♦
  • 10 p.m. — Bonfire & Rally at the Rawk – Sponsored by Campus Activities Board and the UNCG Alumni Association (The Rawk, formerly known as The Rock)
  • 11 p.m. — Student After Party with special musical guest Trinidad James **Only UNCG Students admitted with ticket and valid UNCG ID**  Sponsored by Campus Activities Board (Cone Ballroom, EUC) Free admission for UNCG students – tickets will be available at the EUC Box Office.

Saturday, October 26

  • 8:30 a.m. — Bridgestone Golf Collegiate – Rounds 1 and 2, shotgun start (Grandover Resort) ♦♦
  • 9 a.m. — Homecoming 5K – Sponsored by Campus Rec (Spartan Statue) ♦♦
  • 1-5 p.m. — Various Exhibitions (Weatherspoon Art Museum) Free Admission ♦♦
  • 1-6 p.m. — Spartan Trader Open House – Join us for refreshments while browsing the latest handmade arts and crafts by UNCG students. Free Admission ♦♦
  • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. — Family Weekend – Check-in (Cone Ballroom Lobby, EUC) ♦♦
  • 2:30-4 p.m. — Family Weekend – Chancellor’s Reception (Cone Ballroom, EUC) ♦♦
  • 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.  Cornhole Tournament $20/team (register on-site) – Proceeds benefit the Parent Family Advisory Council Scholarship – (Kaplan Commons) ♦♦

Homecoming Party at Kaplan Commons – Elliott University Center, West Lawn

Tell your friends you’re coming by registering here.

4 p.m.

Children’s Festival
A host of fun activities for the kids that include: sand art, bracelet making, temporary tattoos, face painting, an inflatable slide, bounce house and balloon twisting from the incredible Professor Whizzpop! Free admission

Fun tunes from 107.5 KZL. Katie O’Brien from the Jared & Katie Morning Show will keep you entertained before the parade starts rolling around from College Ave.

BBQ meal by Backyard Bistro
BBQ chicken, award-winning pulled pork, salt potatoes, grilled state fair corn on the cob, pasta a la vodka and banana pudding. It’s hard to believe we’re only charging $5 a person! UNCG students eat free with valid student ID.
Help us with our planning by registering here.

Beer & Wine Garden
There’s no better place to meet old friends and share a favorite beverage – and much easier than attempting to go back and relive your college years.

Student Party at Moran Commons
It’s not the Caf anymore! Walk over and hang with the students and on the way sign The Rawk or get your picture taken under the clock tower.

Alumni Tent Receptions
Meet up with classmates at one of many tent receptions: Bryan School, School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Health & Human Sciences, School of Music, Theatre and Dance, Lloyd International Honors College, College of Arts and Sciences, The Graduate School, Intercollegiate Athletics and Greek Alumni. ♦♦

4:30 p.m.

Homecoming Parade of Chariots
A UNCG tradition since 1982. This year includes the debut of a towering Spiro the Spartan and with over 18 floats, looks to be the biggest and baddest Homecoming parade ever! To register an entry in the parade, click here.

5:30 – 9 p.m.

Sleeping Booty
The hottest party band on the East Coast will help you get your groove on with the best of the 70′s, 80′s & 90′s disco, funk and R&B. Free Admission

Saturday, October 26

  • 6 p.m. — Women’s Volleyball vs. Furman – (Fleming Gym) Free Admission
  • 7:30 p.m. — Men’s Soccer vs. Georgia Southern (Soccer Stadium) Free Admission
  • 8 p.m. — Neo-Black Society 45th Anniversary Celebration (Cone Ballroom, EUC) ♦♦
  • 8 p.m. — Hip Hop Weekend with MC Lyte – Student Hip-Competition, Finale Performance with MC Lyte – Part of the University Performing Arts Series (Aycock Auditorium) ♦♦
  • 8:30 p.m. — Homecoming King & Queen Coronation – Halftime of soccer match (Soccer Stadium)
  • 9 p.m. — Neo-Black Society Dessert Reception (EUC Auditorium) ♦♦
  • 9:30 p.m. — Homecoming Fireworks Show (Soccer Stadium) Free Admission
  • 10 p.m. — 9th Annual All Black Attire Party (Cone Ballroom, EUC) ♦♦

 Sunday, October 27

  • 8:30 a.m. — Bridgestone Golf Collegiate – Round 3, shotgun start (Grandover Resort) ♦♦
  • 2 p.m. — Gospel Choir Mixer with Paul Scott & One-Way, Kendall & Raw and the NBS Choir (Cone Ballroom, EUC) ♦♦
  • 1-5 p.m. — Various Exhibitions (Weatherspoon Art Museum) Free Admission ♦♦
  • 2 p.m. — Women’s Soccer vs. Chattanooga  (Soccer Stadium) Free Admission